Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Alta Merle Ricks (1905-2005) was a benefactress for the Ricks School of Gifted Children.Her generosity supported the Ricks Center building project and an endowment fund. She was a regular visitor to the school and attended many events. This collection contains items collected and created by Ricks, unconnected to the school, including family photographs, personal paintings, and various trophies and awards.
Overview M. Binstock & Co., Inc. was founded by Moses "Morris" Binstock and became one of the largest and best-known custom-tailoring houses in America. He was a Long time board member for over 50 years and President of The Ex-Patients' Sanatorium for Tuberculosis and Chronic Disease. Collection contains personal papers and awards for his philanthropic service.
Dates: 1920- c. 1968
Overview Since 2004, the Friends of The Dance Archive have honored several individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to dance as "Living Legends of Dance in Colorado" each year. This collection contains plaques inscribed with the names of the honorees, as well as files containing transcripts of oral histories with the honorees, biographical information about them, and audiovisual recordings from the annual awards banquet.
Overview The Grossman family emigrated to America from the Austro-Hungarian Empire and moved to Denver because of tuberculosis. Abraham Grossman was an active member of the traditional Beth Ha Medrosh Hagodol (BMH) Synagogue and later of the Oheb Zedek Congregation which broke away from BMH in 1911. The Oheb Zedek Congregation rejoined the parent synagogue toward the end of the Great Depression. Abraham Grossman was the proprietor of the Grossman's Haberdashery, located on Sixteenth Street in Denver,...
Overview East European Jewish immigrant, Adolph Kiesler, became a noted Colorado philanthropist. Born in Rumania in 1880, Kiesler settled in Denver's West Colfax Jewish neighborhood at the turn of the century, when he began as a peddler. He later recalled "I worked for fifteen cents a day at odd jobs, and then I got a job carring eoal for seventy-five cents a ton." Like so many immigrants, he scrimped and saved and after fifteen years and a variety of jobs, he had saved enough money to launch the...
Overview Nettie Limon lived in the West Colfax area of Denver in the early 1900s and contributed to a number of Jewish organizations, including the West Side Benevolent Society. The West Side Benevolent Society was formed in 1906 and purchased land in 1908 for the Golden Hill Cemetery. The collection contains a Certificate for Membership of West Side Benevolent Society 1914; Certificate in Hebrew; Certificate for Contribution of $1.00 for U.S. Jewish Relief Day Special Fund 1916; Grand College Talmud...